As you are probably aware some of the Walking Groups in Malta (Malta Walking Groups) – namely Ramblers Association of Malta, Leisure Ventures, Trekking Malta, Trail Makers and XirCammini – have formed an alliance to uphold and support our common interest in hiking.
From time to time we will also be organising joint walks where members / participants of all the organisations would be welcomed to take part. And what better way to start the new year than to have such a joint walk!
Bernard Schrnz, of Leisure Ventures, will be leading this walk and details are contained in this Facebook link.
Please mark yourselves as going or interested directly on the event.
Departure time: 09:30 | Date: 7th January 2024.
Meeting point – https://maps.app.goo.gl/QJCVbuUuyiKmLC9Q6
Directions – Drive to the T’Alla w ommu hill in Naxxar, and at the bottom of the winding road, before you get to the roundabout, turn left past the Qronfla outlet and drive for about 1.2Kms along Triq Burmarrad. Just after about 1Km and past the Industrial estate, there is a right turning which you ignore and drive on past it. Then take the first left into the road immediately by PH Borg Ltd and drive until you get to the dams. Park in the vicinity but not on the bridge between the dams.
This trek explores the Maghtab / Salini and Burmarrad area. It is replete with different features including wayside chapels, military installation (amongst which a WWII Pillbox and the il-Widna ‘radar’ system), cart ruts, nature parks, the remains of a megalithic temple, tombs, salt pans and also includes the recently rehabilitated water dams which we also trekked along on one of our earlier treks in October and which we will revist. At the start, we will also be given a short briefing about the ongoing rehabilitation of Malta’s valleys by the Project Green agency. Along the trail, one can enjoy some lovely panoramic views of the Salina area from one of the vantage points along this trek.
After the trek, some bites, soft drinks and water are being provided for the participants. Everyone is free to bring along other items of food and drinks of their choice to share.
Intensity: Easy to moderate
Level rating – 6/10
Estimated Trek Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins to 3 hours (Estimated)
Children are welcome – (under 16 years must be accompanied by parents or guardians and who will be responsible for them)
Dogs – Allowed on this trek but must be kept on a leash.
Rain or shine we trek !!! In the interest of safety, the organisers or their representatives retain the right to cancel, curtail or amend the route upon their own judgement for any reason they deem fit. At the point of such a notice, it will be understood by the participants that the trek is henceforth cancelled. Anyone proceeding of their own independent accord separate to the return trail to the start undertaken by the lead guide, will do so at their own risk and will be automatically absolving Leisure Ventures, the organisers or their representatives of any consequences. It is the responsibility of the participants to ensure that they keep up with the main group in a way that they will receive any notifications and information imparted by the organisers or trekking guides or their representatives. Only the official notices by the above mentioned officials should be respected and followed.
Important notice – This is a group activity and the trekking lead guide will set the pace which should be respected by all. It is up to the individual participants to ensure that their fitness level is such that they can maintain pace with the main group. Equally, nobody is to walk ahead of the lead guide or wander ahead of the trekking group. Whilst the lead guide will keep a modest pace to allow for different levels of fitness, in the interest of the larger group, we reserve the right to walk at a pace that is in keeping with the objectives of the event… fun. Our activities are neither power walks nor a stroll in the park but are aimed at providing both fitness and enjoyment. You are encouraged to train individually to ensure your full and own enjoyment on our activities.
Forming part of the group and enagaging in our events, participants are expected to understand that they join subject to such conditions. Please also refer to our GROUP CONDITIONS, pinned to the featured section of this group page.
Disclaimer: By participating in this and other Leisure Ventures events, you declare and confirm that you have read the details and terms above, accept them and are participating of your own choice and free will and are fully aware of the attached risks and that you will not hold Leisure Ventures, it’s organisers and/or authorised personnel responsible for any damages and injuries and their consequences, arising through your participation.